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Question 101: Your resume suggests that you may be over-qualified or too experienced for this position. What's Your opinion?
Answer: Emphasize your interest in establishing a long-term association with the organization, and say that you assume that if you perform well in his job, new opportunities will open up for you. Mention that a strong company needs a strong staff. Observe that experienced executives are always at a premium. Suggest that since you are so well-qualified, the employer will get a fast return on his investment. Say that a growing, energetic company can never have too much talent. 

Question 102: What would your references say about you?
Answer: Another opportunity to state relevant strengths, skills and behaviours. 

Question 103: If I spoke with your previous boss, what would he say are your greatest strengths and weaknesses?
Answer: Emphasize your skills, and don't be overly negative about your weaknesses. It's always safer to identify a lack of a skill as an area for improvement rather than a shortcoming

Question 104: Can we check your references?
Answer: Yes. 

Question 105: What other types of jobs or companies are you considering? 
Answer: Keep your answer related to this company's field, and don't give out specific company names.

Question 106: What does/did your father do for a living?
Answer:  Tell the truth.
You are you. Your parents are different people.
Your parents have no bearing on how your value should be judged.
Avoid reacting in a defensive, judgemental, ashamed or critical way.
Avoid any suggestion that any parental influence on others has been or could be useful to your own career or success (i.e., references relating to 'old school tie' , or 'it's not what you know it's who you know'). 

Question 107: Do you have any questions? 
Answer:  "No, I think you just about covered everything that I wanted to know. I'm sure I'll have more questions if I get the job." 
Surprisingly, this is the most common answer to this question. Not only is this the wrong answer, but it is a very passive response that doesn't demonstrate interest or imagination. Once you get the job, if you get the job, it may be too late to ask questions. 
The interviewer is listening to hear your questions and to assess your interest in working for this company - in this position. Good questions to ask are follow up questions to those asked of you during the interview: 
"Yes, I do have some questions. From what you've been asking me during the interview, it sounds like you have a problem with customer retention. Can you tell me a little more about the current situation, and what the first challenges would be for the new person? " 
If you don't ask question you have also missed an opportunity to gather information you need to make a decision about whether this is the right place for you. 
Remember, interviewing is a two-way process. The goal should be to find a good fit for you and for the employer. That is a win-win situation. 
No two interviews are alike so it is impossible to be prepared for all the questions you will be asked. Preparing for some of the basic questions like the ones above will give you an advantage over those who will attempt to wing the answers. You will stand out from the other candidates by being prepared and you will be able to beat out the competition with an unfair advantage. 
The Interviewee should ask the question from Interviewer.


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